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Food Safety Specialist - Amarillo Region, TX
United Supermarkets






This position is based in Amarillo, Texas

The Food Safety Specialist administers all food safety and sanitation activities in our retail stores to ensure compliance with established laws, regulations and policies and procedures; maintain the standards for safe food and a healthful environment for all guests, team members and partners.      

        Conducts frequent and unscheduled food safety inspections and sanitation audits of assigned stores with particular emphasis on those stores with high risk, unusual cleaning supply movement, evidence of pest problems, customer complaints, regulatory action, history of non-compliance and referral by management 

        Review audit results with key store personnel and provide support to correct deficient conditions

        Monitor and assist Store Management with compliance with local, state and federal food safety and health standards, including personal hygiene and hand washing, temperature control of potentially hazardous foods, cross contamination control, pest control and chemical use training

        Monitor all third party chemical and pest control partners for compliance to our standards

        Possess knowledge of approved chemicals to demonstrate proper cleaning and sanitizing techniques

        Assist store response to regulatory inspection deficiencies using management discretion, knowledge of health regulations and operational capabilities

        Develop and maintain active relationships with local, state and federal health officials in all states of responsibility

        Maintain channels of communication with State and local health regulators to provide for quick action to correct and prevent regulatory violations

        Actively participate in regulatory meetings in all local municipalities assigned 

        Inform regulators about Company processes designed to promote food safety

        Stay current on regulatory requirements for food safety and store sanitation to provide necessary direction to Store operations management

        Assist assigned stores with guest complaints, disasters and emergency procedures 

        Assist as requested with investigations of food-related illness claims to determine and implement corrective action

        Review recall bulletins which have a health hazard classification

        Participate in any staff meetings, store director and department meetings, and career advancement program training meetings

        Maintain channels of communication, encouraging store team members to ensure we maintain a proactive stance in all areas of food safety 

        Perform other duties as assigned by upper management



        Bachelorís degree required in public health, environmental health, food science or equivalent with a minimum of 30 hours combined in the fields of Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Food Science, Food Technology or equivalents

        Experience in retail, compliance, public health or food safety preferred

        Must obtain all professional licensure required by local law or regulations

        Stooping, bending, twisting, and reaching may be required in completion of job duties as well as lifting 20-30 lbs. 

        Must be able to sit, stand or walk for extended periods of time

        Must be able to drive a vehicle and maintain a valid license

        Must possess CP-FS (Certified Professional-Food Safety) credential

        Familiarity with grocery retail experience preferred

        Knowledge of state food regulations, HACCP and food science required

        Willing to work towards obtaining an REHS/RS (Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian) credential 

        Ability to read, interpret and enforce city ordinances, state and federal food safety laws

        Must be able to interface effectively with a wide variety of personnel

        Ability to work with team members in a diplomatic manner and provide solutions to maintain compliance with regulations 

        Possess ability to communicate concepts, systems, procedures, etc., in various training environments

        Must be flexible to various working conditions with the ability to adapt quickly

        Must be very detail oriented and possess excellent analytical skills

        Strong analytical skills required for data interpretation and analysis 

        Well organized, with the ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines

        Excellent verbal, analytical, organizational and written skills

        Flexibility and ability to adapt quickly

        Ability to accept supervisory coaching related to performance, work habits and attitude

        Ability to function as a team member and get along with others

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